For a long time now, we have wanted to build a small play structure for the kids out back. We wanted something that would encourage imagination and, well, be different. Since I’m an aerospace engineer my wife suggested we build an airplane. I knew this was going to be tough. I wanted to design a plane that was fairly simple and could be built in a weekend. The problem was actually making it look like a plane and yet still be an easy build. In case you didn’t know, airplanes have pretty complex surfaces. Nonetheless, after a couple design iterations I think we nailed it. But tell me what you think in the comments.
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- Pocket Hole Jig
- Miter Saw
- Circular Saw
- Jig Saw (Optional)
- Router (Optional)
- Brad Nailer
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- 2x – 2 x 12 x 8′ (treated lumber)
- 1x – 2 x 10 x 10′ (treated lumber)
- 3x – 2 x 8 x 8′ (treated lumber)
- 2x – 8″ Lawn Mower Wheel
- 1/2″ Steel Rod
- 1/2″ Internal Tooth Lock Washers
- 2-1/2″ Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (Coarse)
- 2-1/2″ Wood Screws
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How to Build an Airplane Play Structure
As always, I’ve included the step-by-step plans to build this awesome airplane play structure. Take a look at how easy this project really is to build. If you choose to take on this project you can download a printable PDF of the project plans using the link below.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!